João Sampaio

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There's one crucial, major innovation in Facebook's new VR headset that will set a new precedent

Ben Gilbert/Business Insider<p><b>Four years and $3 billion dollars later, Facebook has released its first truly accessible virtual reality headset.</b>• <b><br>The</b> …

Virtual Reality

He Died as He Lived: David Hume, Philosopher and Infidel

As the Scottish philosopher David Hume lay on his deathbed in the summer of 1776, his passing became a highly anticipated event. Few people in …

United Kingdom

Social media is giving us trypophobia

Something is rotten in the state of technology.<p>But amid all the hand-wringing over fake news, the cries of election deforming Kremlin disinformation plots, the calls from political podia for tech giants to locate a social conscience, a knottier realization is taking shape.<p>Fake news and …

The demise of the nation state

After decades of globalisation, our political system has become obsolete – and spasms of resurgent nationalism are a sign of its irreversible decline. By Rana Dasgupta<p>What is happening to national politics? Every day in the US, events further exceed the imaginations of absurdist novelists and …

Geopolitics

Fresh voices: 50 writers you should read now

Which debut novel should you reach for this spring? Who can map our digital future? Here’s our guide to the most exciting voices in fiction, politics, SF, graphic novels and more<p><b>Fiction</b><p><b>Sally Rooney</b><br>Irish writer was just 26 when her debut <i>Conversations With Friends</i> took the publishing world by storm …

Books

Making The Grade: Why Apple’s education strategy is not based on reality

<i>Making The Grade is a weekly series from Bradley Chambers covering Apple in education. Bradley has been managing Apple devices in an education environment since 2009. Through his experience deploying and managing 100s of Macs and 100s of iPads, Bradley will highlight ways in which Apple’s products</i> …

America Takes the Next Step Toward Tyranny

Every now and again, when I find myself buried in the latest blizzard of invariably disturbing news emanating from the Trump White House, I go back …

France’s Digital Minister Mounir Mahjoubi on upcoming digital policies

France’s Secretary of State for Digital Affairs Mounir Mahjoubi came to CES in Las Vegas to support hundreds of French startups. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit down and interview him about fake news, the French digital council, Axelle Lemaire’s law and how he plans to transform the …

How to Ditch Apple Completely

Apple keeps giving us reasons to say goodbye. iOS 11 is buggy as hell, with the most recent error making iPhones almost unusable, and the latest …

Apps

WordPress.com gives you more options to share your posts on social networks

WordPress.com is slowly but surely replacing all those clunky social sharing plugins that you use. With today’s update, you can now schedule tweets, Facebook posts or LinkedIn updates in WordPress.com’s admin interface.<p>WordPress.com has had social sharing features for years, but it used to be very …

18 TV Shows That You Should Be Getting Into In 2017

So many good shows and we're only halfway through the year.<p><i>Responses have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

TV

Europe has 'lost its way' warns Emmanuel Macron in 'state of the union' address at Versailles palace

Europe has "lost its way" and requires a "new generation of leaders" to revive the bloc, warned French President Emmanuel Macron in an extraordinary state of the union-style address at the Palace of Versailles.<p>In a lofty 90-minute address to both houses of parliament, the fervently pro-EU …

Emmanuel Macron

Why Overcooked is coming to Nintendo Switch

We’re hungry for this particular port, so we asked the developers what’s on the menu.<p>Released last year, Ghost Town Games’ Overcooked has taken the …

The iPad takes a big step toward being the computer for everyone

As the MacBook Pro loses features and ports, the iPad Pro gains versatility and power<p>The iPad has never been a full-fledged <i>computer</i>. At its launch back in 2010, it was mocked for having a large screen without a typical large-screen operating system like macOS or Windows, and it was dismissed as …

IPad Pro

A psychologist explains why we’re probably all delusional and how to fix it

Reflecting more doesn’t make us more self-aware<p>Every once in a while, a friend attends therapy for the first time and starts breathlessly reporting all the revelations she’s learned. In many of these circumstances, it’s all I can do to stop myself from yelling that <i>I,</i> or any of her other friends, …

Artificial intelligence is getting more powerful, and it's about to be everywhere

There wasn’t any one big product announcement at Google I/O keynote on Wednesday,the annual event when thousands of programmers meet to learn about Google’s software platforms. Instead, it was a steady trickle of incremental improvements across Google’s product portfolio. And almost all of the …

13 Persona 5 Tips You'll Need to Survive

'Persona 5' explained: Is this 100-hour game for you?

What is <i>Persona 5</i> and why will gamers not shut up about it?<p>If you're not plugged in with Japanese role-playing games — colloquially referred to as …

Noam Chomsky: Why Donald Trump is pushing the doomsday clock to the brink of midnight

Noam Chomsky discussed Trump, Russia, history and the<p><i>The following is an</i> <i>transcript of a recent public interview at the University of Arizona with linguist and political commentator Noam Chomsky by Dr. David N. Gibbs.</i><p><b>David Gibbs:</b> The main issue on everyone’s minds is the inauguration of Donald Trump …

Discussing the limits of artificial intelligence

Alice Lloyd George Contributor<p>Alice Lloyd George is an investor at RRE Ventures and the host of Flux, a series of podcast conversations with leaders in frontier technology.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>A conversation with Dean Kamen on the myth of “Eureka!”<br>• Using drones to build the ambulance fleet …

Artificial Intelligence

Switch Games That Aren’t Zelda: Human Resource Machine

<i>If you have a Nintendo Switch, chances are you also have The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The new Zelda is a massive, phenomenal game that</i> …

The Nintendo Switch could be the perfect indie machine

I’ve been having a lot of fun with a game called <i>Shovel Knight</i> on the Nintendo Switch this week. You might have heard of it — it’s an NES-style action game that came out all the way back in 2014. I even bought it on PC back then. But I never really got into it, because for whatever reason it’s not …

Feature: Our Team Reflects on a Week With Nintendo Switch

With the Nintendo Switch now out for a week, plenty of eager Nintendo fans have put down a lot of money and jumped into the company's latest hardware …

Gaming

Nintendo’s U.S. chief responds to our biggest gripes about the company’s new console

Nintendo's new console, the Switch, is out in the wild and flying off shelves. The Switch has become Nintendo's<p>fastest-selling console in the United States, outpacing the record-selling Wii in its first two days of sales, the company said, although it did not give exact numbers.<p>I got a chance to …

Retrogaming

Stephen Hawking reminds us technology will kill us all and it's all our fault

We are well into 2017 and the situation hasn't got any better, so here comes the routine alert from world-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen …

This WSJ iPhone 8 Rumor Is Absolutely Insane

We’re about six months away from the next iPhone, AKA the iPhone 8 (or the iPhone X, or the iPhone: Tenth Anniversary Edition), and as such, supply …

I'm a Silicon Valley liberal, and I traveled across the country to interview 100 Trump supporters — here's what I learned

After the election, I decided to talk to 100 Trump voters from around the country. I went to the middle of the country, the middle of the state, and talked to many online.<p>This was a surprisingly interesting and helpful experience — I highly recommend it. With three exceptions, I found something to …

The Nintendo Switch Is A Technological Work Of Art

The Nintendo Switch is a sexy beast.<p>These are words I never thought I’d use to describe a Nintendo product, let alone a video game gadget, but here we are. Gone are the days of the clunky Wii U and its haphazard, half-baked design.<p>In fact, Nintendo’s upcoming video game console is so impeccably …

Retrogaming

Watch the first official unboxing video for the Nintendo Switch

With just over a week remaining until the Nintendo Switch hits store shelves, Nintendo has released an official unboxing video on its YouTube …